Electronics zap DNA into pores to read its sequence

Ars Technica: "The second generation of DNA sequencing machines have now taken over the market, and their high throughput is producing new genomes at a staggering clip. But the third generation of machines are already in the development pipeline, with features like longer DNA reads, faster speeds, and single-molecule precision. Over the weekend, Nature Nanotechnology published a paper on one of the promising technologies that's currently in the works: nanopore sequencing. It reports some preliminary success in developing a computerized nanopore system that controls when DNA bases are added, and reads them one-by-one in the process."

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